FA YSDN 3106: Fall 2011

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Project 2: Annotated Bibliography (due date moved back 1 week)

PROJECT 2 – Annotated Bibliography
NOTE: Deadline EXTENDED by ONE Week i.e. Due Fri, Oct 7
10% of Final Grade

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PROJECT 2: Annotated Bibliography- Design Brief

Design Brief of Annotated Bibliography

1. Create an on an Annotated Bibliography on an 8 1/2 x 11″ paper, 12 point type, 1” margins i.e. hard copy for class (& keep digital copy for final grading) that reveals the background readings used toward your individual investigation of your “Group Project Installation.”

A. Write FIVE main readings you have found MOST helpful to date & why

B. Write a summary of NO MORE than 100 words for EACH of the five reading sources you found. Each should explain why this writing was helpful to you in researching your group’s project. Also it should include your own opinion of why the text is pertinent.

2. Writings also must be able to contribute to your colleagues & group’s research and inquiry as revealed in Project 3, as well as final project installation (Project 4) and documented outcome (Project 5).

3. Due Friday, Oct 7th @ start of class (deadline extended by one week)

“Why should I write an annotated bibliography? To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. …collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you’re forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information. …annotated bibliographies allow you to see what has been done in the literature and where your own research …can fit.

To help you formulate a thesis: …The purpose of research is to state and support a thesis. So a very important part of research is developing a thesis that is debatable, interesting, and current. Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic. By reading and responding to a variety of sources on a topic, you’ll start to see what the issues are, what people are arguing about, and you’ll then be able to develop your own point of view.”